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Thread: Sitting your Restricted License

  1. #256
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    Some vertically challenged people get the soles on their boots built up to make themselves a few millimetres taller. That can help, but you need to take that into consideration when you buy the boots because it isn't possible with a lot of boots. If that's a plan seek professional advice from the person you intend to use to do the job.

    Tramping boots are designed for tramping which funnily enough doesn't include riding motorbikes. I wouldn't wear my various tramping boots on a bike for different reasons, ranging from they wouldn't fit under the gear lever, to the laces might get caught up in the sidestand or other ironmongery which would lead to embrrassment when you went to put the foot down. Tramping boots offer no protection to your shins.

    Some motorbike boots are OK for walking, some would require you to do a Robot Cop impression, complete with sound effects.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    Bike boots aren't made for walking. I've worn out some stupidly expensive BMW boots while walking around in them.

    So now I wear Magnums when I know I'm going to be mostly walking around. They last far longer.

    I wear my motorcycle specific boots when riding lots.

  3. #258
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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Bike boots aren't made for walking. I've worn out some stupidly expensive BMW boots while walking around in them.

    So now I wear Magnums when I know I'm going to be mostly walking around. They last far longer.

    I wear my motorcycle specific boots when riding lots.
    Good tip... my last pair of boots didn't last long at all.
    We do a lot of walking during a typical day.

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